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Colorado transportation crew escorting remains of co-worker

Posted at 11:19 AM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 21:55:45-05

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Department of Transportation workers are returning the remains of their co-worker from Denver to his hometown of Pagosa Springs on Friday.

Sixty-four-year-old Nolan Olson was filling potholes on Feb. 2 when a passing car struck him. He later died of his injuries.

A formal procession will take place on the final stretch of the 276-mile (444 kilometer) journey as the vehicles pass over Wolf Creek Pass into Pagosa Springs. The procession will include a snowplow that Olson drove during his 14 years as a state employee.